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- Basohli Pashmina, a more than 100-year-old traditional craft from Jammu and Kashmir’s
Kathua district, has got the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.
- Basohli Pashmina is a hand-spun product known for extreme softness, fineness and
light-weight, has insulating properties and extended life.
- Pashmina products include shawls for both men and women, mufflers, blankets and
- Pashmina refers to a fine variant of spun cashmere (the animal-hair fibre), that is derived
from the downy undercoat of the Changthangi.
- It is obtained from a breed of mountain goats (Capra hircus) found on the Changthang
Plateau in Tibet and parts of Ladakh.
- A traditional producer of pashmina wool in the Ladakh region are a people known as the
Changpa (nomadic people inhabit the Changthang plateau of Tibet).